Departments Economic Development

Economic Development

Economic Development Consultant
Christopher Aiston

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Batavia has a long history of being a leader in the world of commerce.  It was called home by builders of windmills creating power and energy and miners of limestone that rebuilt Chicago after the Great Fire.  Today Batavia continues its more than 175 years of growth and ingenuity in the business world offering businesses of all kinds a home.


Batavia’s industrial businesses will find access to rail and I-88 and a municipally supported electric utility providing competitive rates and exceptional service.  Retail businesses and restaurants can find a home on any one of Batavia’s many high traffic corridors including Randall Road, Kirk Road, and Wilson Street through a vibrant downtown.  Unique office space in historic buildings or high tech parks are also available. 


Batavia has something for everyone and every business.  Click here to view Economic Development Programs.






2013 Citywide demo chart

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

  • TIF Assistance Request Guidelines & Application (2011)

  • Self-Guided Development Tour (June 2010)

  • Retail Opportunity Gap Analysis (2012)

  • Workplace Population (2009)

  • Workplace and Employment Summary (2009)

  • Top Ten Major Employers

  • Downtown Redevelopment Opportunities Report (2007)

  • Community Links